"Startups are the foundation of a resilient local economy. After our successful start-up policy, it is now the City’s priority to allow these start-ups to develop into scale-ups. Within 5 years, Antwerp wants to occupy a place in the European top 10 scale-up cities."

Claude Marinower, Alderman of the City of Antwerp

INHABITANTS

527,461

Amount of Startups & Scaleups

500+

FAST GROWING VENTURES

Cyborn

Gaming

Unifly

FOUNDED: 2015
AEROSPACE

Rombit

FOUNDED: 2012
IoT
Antwerp is part of

Global Startup Competition

The Global Startup Competition consists of 12 themed competitions. Antwerp is part of the Open theme, but main topics are:

Health
Smart Cities, Mobility & Logistics
Energy Transition & Cleantech
Smart Industry

Event

Get in the Ring Antwerp

Application Deadline

23 Sep 2020

00. Preparations
Hold on tight! Not much longer until startups can apply.
01. Nominations
We are live! Contracts have been sealed, pencils have been sharpened. Apply for the online competition!
02. Online voting
Let the voting begin! Vote for your favourite startup to earn them a spot among the best.
03. Winner announcement
The moment we have all been waiting for. During this stage, we find out who the winner is and will be joining us at the Global Meetup

Winner

Congratulations to Qpinch

Qpinch received a ticket towards the Global Meetup. Qpinch will join 100+ other startups for the best opportunities at the Global Meetup.

We thank our Champion Jury members

Erwin Verstraelen

Chief Innovation Officer Port of Antwerp

leentje Croes

Manager Bluechem

Michaël Geelhand de Merxem

Chief Business Officer The Beacon

Kim Luyckx

Regional Manager Antwerp Bluehealth Innovation Center

Katleen de Naeyer

International Business Manager City of Antwerp

Runner-ups

Ecosystem

City of Antwerp
BlueChem
The Beacon
Blue Health Innovation Center
IMEC.istart